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Eyes Cool Podcast
26 minutes | Nov 3, 2020
Queering the Catalog and Public Lands as Libraries
We hear from two groups of students exploring topics in library and information studies. The first focuses on intersections of LBGTQ people, queer theory, and libraries --- especially cataloging. Another group thinks about how public lands and public libraries relate to each other as resources for the public good and human wellbeing.
45 minutes | Oct 27, 2020
Academic libraries now? And the misinformation landscape.
An interview with Peg Cook, interim library director at Elmhurst College, on academic libraries now, followed by a discussion of the misinformation in the online information ecosystem.
41 minutes | Oct 27, 2020
Libraries, Empire, and Book Bans
Student discussions of the embeddedness of libraries and archives within imperial power, with emphasis on indigenous lands and knowledges. Followed by a reflection on literature for youth and Banned Books Week 2020.
31 minutes | Oct 22, 2020
New Season! Interview with New iSchool professor Jacob Thebault-Spieker
We launch season 3 of the Eyes Cool Podcast and everything around here is new, new, new! New students, a new episode format for this season, and, today, an interview with new iSchool professor Jacob Thebault-Spieker.
30 minutes | Apr 22, 2020
Some relevant links: Worlds Without End: http://www.worldswithoutend.com/ Locus Mag: https://locusmag.com/
60 minutes | Apr 22, 2020
Links: N.K. Jemisin's Dream Worlds https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/01/27/nk-jemisins-dream-worlds Den of Geek - Top New Fantasy Books https://www.denofgeek.com/books/top-new-fantasy-books-2020/ World Fantasy Awards http://www.worldfantasy.org/world-fantasy-awards%e2%84%a0-2019/ Nebula Awards https://nebulas.sfwa.org/ Hugo Awards controversy https://www.vox.com/2018/8/21/17763260/n-k-jemisin-hugo-awards-broken-earth-sad-puppies The Problem of Innocence in the Dark Fantastic http://thedarkfantastic.blogspot.com/2014/07/why-is-rue-little-black-girl-problem-of.html?m=1 How the Book Biz is Coping with Coronavirus https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/publisher-news/article/82780-coping-with-the-coronavirus.html
40 minutes | Apr 22, 2020
Our recommendations/favs: From Mia: M.C. Beaton: Agatha Raisin Mystery Series Kathleen Ernst: Chloe Ellefson Mystery Series Kerry Greenwood: Phryne Fisher Mystery Series Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None and Hercule Poirot mysteries Ashley Weaver: The Amory Ames Mysteries Amy Stewart: Kopp Sisters Mysteries Meg Cabot: Heather Wells Mysteries Reality Check by Peter Abrahams (YA crossover) From my grandma: M.C. Beaton, William Kent Krueger, Alexander McCall Smith From my husband: Mr. Mercedes and The Outsider by Stephen King From friends: Alex Kava’s books TV/Movies: Midsomer Murders, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Poirot (Suchet), And Then There Were None (2015) From Peg: Library Co-worker: Alexander McCall Smith - Ladies #1 Detective Agency Patron who farms by day, reads at night: Craig Johnson - Walt Longmire series Patron who retired from Nat’l Weather Service: Anne Perry Audio Citation “Thinking about Murder.” Royalty Free Stock Audio, Special Effects and More, www.audioblocks.com/stock-audio/thinking-about-murder-sgawrsy6ipbk0wyaoly.html.
47 minutes | Apr 22, 2020
Bibliography and Notes The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust by Diana B. Henriques Alice Diamond and the Forty Elephants: The Female Gang That Terrorized London by Brian McDonald Watching the Detectives: Crime Programming, Fear of Crime, and Attitudes About the Criminal Justice System by Lisa A. Kort-Butler and Kelley J. Sittner Hartshorn (The Sociological Quarterly vol. 52 issue 1) Why Do Women Love True Crime? by Kate Tuttle (The New York Times, 15 July 2019) Savage Appetites: Four True Stories of Women, Crime, and Obsession by Rachel Monroe Why Are Women Obsessed with True Crime? Rachel Monroe Has Some Answers by J. Oliver Conroy (The Guardian, 20 August 2019) Captured by True Crime: Why Are Women Drawn to Tales of Rape, Murder, and Serial Killers? by Amanda M. Vicary and R. Chris Fraley (Social Psychological and Personality Science, vol. 1 issue 1) Why Do We Find True Crime Fascinating? ‘Savage Appetites’ Looks For An Answer by Ilana Masad (NPR, 20 August 2019) Language, Ideology, and Identity in Serial Killer Narratives by Christiana Gregoriou Book Review: Language, Ideology, and Identity in Serial Killer Narratives by Athina Karatzogianni (Language and Literature: International Journal of Stylistics, vol. 22 issue 2) The Stranger Beside Me: The Inside Story of Serial Killer Ted Bundy by Ann Rule Escape by Carolyn Jessop and Laura Palmer The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson The Monster of Florence: A True Story by Douglas Preston and Mario Spezi I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara Small Sacrifices by Ann Rule Serial (podcast by Sarah Koenig) My Favorite Murder (podcast by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark) And That’s Why We Drink (podcast by Christine Schiefer and Em Schulz) Let’s Go To Court (podcast by Brandi Egan and Kristin Caruso) What Should I Read Next? (program by The New York Public Library) American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land by Monica Hesse American Predator: The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the 21st Century by Maureen Callahan A False Report: A True Story of Rape in America by T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong Highway of Tears: A True Story of Racism, Indifference, and the Pursuit of Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls by Jessica McDiarmid Ask a Librarian Chat (service by University of Wisconsin-Madison library system) Corrections Charlotte described The Devil in the White City as being about the “1983 World’s Fair.” The Devil in the White City chronicles the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition.
55 minutes | Feb 8, 2020
We launch season two - which takes a series of deep dives into genres popular with adult readers - with an episode about Romance Novels! Links to resources mentioned in the episode: https://smartbitchestrashybooks.com/ https://www.claireryanauthor.com/blog/2019/12/27/the-implosion-of-the-rwa http://www.frowl.org/worstbestsellers/readers-advisory-episode-96-a-princess-in-theory/ https://bellwetherfriends.wordpress.com/2018/08/31/episode-92-we-need-inclusive-romance/ https://bellwetherfriends.wordpress.com/2016/07/21/episode-41-we-love-historical-romance/ https://www.mindyklasky.com/index.php/for-writers/romance-tropes/ http://www.frowl.org/worstbestsellers/fanfiction-101/
3 minutes | Feb 8, 2020
Season Two Coming Soon!
Season Two of EYES COOL PODCAST is coming soon! This season we take a series of deep dives into genres that are popular with adult readers from romance to true crime and everything in between. We're embedded in a course called Reading Interests of Adults where we'll get a taste of what interests adult readers, how and why we read together, and how industry factors like reviews and recommendation systems affect the literary scene. Launching soon, episode one focuses on Romance Novels!
40 minutes | Dec 9, 2019
How to do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy
In the final episode of the season, we discuss Jenny Odell's How to do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy. How can we reclaim control over our most precious resource in the 21st-century information economy: attention? Odell theorizes withdrawal, refusal, and self determination an puts the digital attention economy within the larger context of human history and ecology. Then, at the end of the first season, our host reflects on the end of season one and teaching with podcasts!
51 minutes | Dec 2, 2019
This week we discuss Amy Lonetree's 2012 book, Decolonizing Museums: Representing Native America in National and Tribal Museums. Lonetree, who is an enrolled citizen of the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin, discusses how museums can shed centuries of colonial violence at the core of their collecting and display practices by centering Indigenous worldviews and ways of knowing. She also discusses Tribal Libraries, Archives, and Museums, or TLAM, a specialized area of libraries and archives that UW-Madison iSchool staff and faculty have been involved in for over a decade. This podcast is produced in Madison, Wisconsin where University of Wisconsin–Madison rests in the ancestral land of the Ho-Chunk Nation, the People of the Big Voice, who have called this place Teejop (day-JOPE) for time immemorial. We as a university community continue to create and build upon our partnerships with the 12 First Nations of Wisconsin. We as a state university respect the inherent sovereignty and unique legal status, as affirmed and set forth in state and federal law, of the First Nations of Wisconsin.
64 minutes | Nov 25, 2019
Archiving the Unspeakable
This week we discuss Michelle Caswell's Archiving the Unspeakable: Silence, Memory, and the Photographic Record in Cambodia. Then a discussion of the prod-Democracy protests in Hong Kong and how the tech industry has been involved. Closed out by a conversation about digital humanities and book history in the UW-Madison Special Collections library.
64 minutes | Nov 19, 2019
Cruising the Library
On this week's pod we discuss Melissa Adler's Cruising the Library: Perversities in the Organization of Knowledge (Fordham 2017, https://www.fordhampress.com/9780823276363/cruising-the-library/). From there, we learn about the Madison LGBTQ Archive and the Madison LGBTQ Oral History Project. Finally, a look at parent challenges of LGBTQ books in school libraries.
57 minutes | Nov 11, 2019
Misogyny in tech industries and the information professions isn't an accident. It was created and has a long history. And it comes with great costs to individual people and society at large. This week the pod's main segment is on Mar Hick's award-winning 2018 book Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing.
50 minutes | Nov 4, 2019
Behind the Screen
.A look at Sarah T. Roberts' new book Behind the Screen: Content Moderation in the Shadows of Social Media.
53 minutes | Oct 28, 2019
Mark Zuckerberg went before Congress last week and tried to defend facebook's positions on privacy, truth in targeted advertising, and cryptocurrency. And this week we're reading Siva Vaidhyanathan's Anti-Social Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy.
63 minutes | Oct 21, 2019
The Dark Fantastic
When did you first feel represented by the media you read and viewed? A group of students sit down to discuss Ebony Elizabeth Thomas's new book, The Dark Fantastic: Race and the Imagination from Harry Potter to The Hunger Games. Episode also features an interview with iSchool professor Rebekah Willett whose work focuses on youth and media. Rounding out the episode is a look at the Wisconsin Book Festival.
48 minutes | Oct 14, 2019
On Being Included
Show Notes On Being Included: Sara Ahmed, On Being Included: Racism and Diversity in Institutional Life (Duke University Press, 2012). Sara Ahmed: The Institution as Usual: Diversity Work as Data Collection Solid Ground, Definition & Analysis of Institutional Racism Current Events: Mettler, K. (2019, April 14). A black college student went looking for free food. He ended up pinned down by campus officers. The Washington Post. Cutlup, C. (2019, April 19). Black columbia student restrained by campus security [Video]. The New York Times. Peet, L. (2019, April 22). Columbia student physically restrained by security in Barnard library. Library Journal. Jaschik, S. (2019, April 15). Entering campus building while black. Inside Higher Ed. Umanah, U. (2019, May 3). How a Columbia student’s run in with Barnard cops is breeding intercampus resentment. Observer. Raum, M. (2019, April 20). In defense of Barnard Public Safety. The Columbia Beacon. iSchool: https://news.wisc.edu/report-uw-madison-should-expand-computing-efforts/ Resources Bystander Intervention Tips and Strategies. National Sexual Violence Resource Center. 2018. ActWise (UW-Madison University Health Services Sexual Violence Bystander Intervention Program, replaces Green Dot) Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment (PAVE, UW-Madison student organization focused on violence prevention) https://www.shatteringthesilence.org/ 24-Hour Crisis Services (UW-Madison University Health Services)
54 minutes | Oct 7, 2019
The New Jim Code
Show Notes content warning: In this episode, hosts read the content of an anti-semitic tweet in order to analyze how AI bots learn and repeat racist language. Sources Referenced in Podcast Benjamin, R. (2019). Race after technology: Abolitionist tools for the new Jim code. Polity Press. https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/WISC/detail.action?docID=5820427 Vincent, J. (2016, March 24). Twitter taught Microsoft’s AI chatbot to be a racist asshole in less than a day. The Verge. https://www.theverge.com/2016/3/24/11297050/tay-microsoft-chatbot-racist Connor, J. (2019, April 19). Racial profiling or nah? TSA scanners are singling out black women.The Root. https://www.theroot.com/racial-profiling-or-nah-tsa-scanners-are-singling-out-1834164809 Benjamin, R. TEDx Talks. (2015, February 5). From park bench to lab bench: What kind of future are we designing? [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/_8RrX4hjCr0 Oluo, I. (2018). So You Want to Talk About Race. Seal Press. Additional Resources Corcoran, N. (2019, April 26). Twitter won’t autoban neo-Nazis because the filters may ban GOP politicians. Yahoo. https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/twitter-won-t-autoban-neo-193850606.html Hern, A. (2019, March 13). The racism of technology - and why driverless cars could be the most dangerous example yet. The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/shortcuts/2019/mar/13/driverless-cars-racist
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